Novelist, short story writer and poet, Neil Randall was born in Norfolk, England, in 1975. A keen sportsman, Randall represented his county at football throughout his school and college years, and had trials with several leading English club sides. After attending an elite sport’s college, Randall went on to read law at the University of East London. During a gap year he travelled extensively across Central and Eastern Europe and into Russia, places which provide the backdrop for much of his early published work.
He is heavily influenced by classic authors such as Hubert Selby Jnr, John Cheever and Raymond Carver as well as contemporary writers such as Haruki Murakami, Olga Grushin and Paul Auster.
He wants to write bizarre compelling stories about normal everyday people and situations, where the reader doesn’t know what’s coming on the next page.
His shorter fiction and poetry has been published in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada.